2011 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Result: Takahashi Edges Redding And Bradl

Yuki Takahashi topped the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class in Qatar, taking a couple of tenths off Toni Elias' pole record from last year. The Gresini rider finished just five hundredths of a second ahead of Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding, who finished a similar amount ahead of Viessmann Kiefer's Stefan Bradl. Andrea Iannone took 4th spot on the Speed Master Suter.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 2'01.695    
2 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 2'01.748 0.053 0.053
3 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 2'01.800 0.105 0.052
4 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 2'01.983 0.288 0.183
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 2'02.143 0.448 0.160
6 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 2'02.348 0.653 0.205
7 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 2'02.498 0.803 0.150
8 40 Aleix ESPARGARO KALEX 2'02.577 0.882 0.079
9 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 2'02.620 0.925 0.043
10 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 2'02.673 0.978 0.053
11 21 Javier FORES SUTER 2'02.923 1.228 0.250
12 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 2'02.951 1.256 0.028
13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 2'03.021 1.326 0.070
14 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 2'03.105 1.410 0.084
15 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 2'03.185 1.490 0.080
16 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 2'03.197 1.502 0.012
17 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 2'03.231 1.536 0.034
18 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 2'03.336 1.641 0.105
19 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER FTR 2'03.404 1.709 0.068
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 2'03.722 2.027 0.318
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ FTR 2'03.741 2.046 0.019
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT FTR 2'03.837 2.142 0.096
23 35 Raffaele DE ROSA MORIWAKI 2'03.971 2.276 0.134
24 80 Axel PONS KALEX 2'04.055 2.360 0.084
25 25 Alex BALDOLINI SUTER 2'04.178 2.483 0.123
26 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 2'04.184 2.489 0.006
27 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 2'04.213 2.518 0.029
28 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU SUTER 2'04.294 2.599 0.081
29 49 Kev COGHLAN FTR 2'04.654 2.959 0.360
30 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 2'04.701 3.006 0.047
31 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 2'04.923 3.228 0.222
32 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 2'05.223 3.528 0.300
33 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 2'05.467 3.772 0.244
34 13 Anthony WEST MZ 2'05.646 3.951 0.179
35 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 2'05.845 4.150 0.199
36 96 Nasser Hasan AL MALKI MORIWAKI 2'06.337 4.642 0.492
37 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 2'07.235 5.540 0.898
38 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 2'08.602 6.907 1.367
Not qualified (Out 107%) 2'10.213
0 3 Simone CORSI FTR 2'10.977 9.282 2.375
2011
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by his lack of results.
I certainly hope it's not the case, but it could be related to the passing of his father, as his WSBK season was affected by the loss of his brother...

He's currently not having the best of times and said in one interview after testing that he really lacks motivation because of all the stuff that's happened [his father just died and he lost his two brothers in recent years too] and that he just hopes to start enjoy riding again when the season comes along.
That mindset certainly doesn't help you pushing to the maximum in practice sessions.